ElevationAscent: 1,494' 455 m
Descent: -1,252' -382 m
High: 702' 214 m
Low: 21' 6 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 51% (27°)
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“A beautiful coastal trail and part of Te Araroa walkway.”— Jonathan Moulds
There are a couple of small sections of cool bush along the route, and excellent views of Pukerua Bay. The Muri Railway Station is closed. At Muri, you can run out to SH1 and continue along the road to Pukerua Station, or you can follow a route alongside the railway track to Pukerua Station.
The signs state 3-4 hours for the one-way trip, but most fit people will complete the trail in about 2 hours. It is about 10 km from railway station to railway station, and there are iron kilometer markers along the way.
The nearest convenient parking area is at Paekakariki Station. People with vertigo are warned against undertaking this trail. There are many steps, and both the steps and many sections of track are single file. Suitable footwear should be worn, and carry an extra layer in case the weather turns - it can be exposed up there. The trail crosses two swing-bridges.
Land Manager: Department of Conservation